Dice Tower Newsletter

Emerson Matsuuchi

Plaid Hat Games has announced Specter Ops: Broken Covenant, a stand-alone expansion from Emerson Matsuuchi for his 2015 hit Specter Ops. In Broken Covenant, one player again takes on the role of a lone A.R.K. agent, secretly moving within the jungles of South America, trying to retrieve 3 mission targets while being pursued by genetically modified hunters from Raxxon. Broken Covenant uses very similar mechanisms to Specter Ops, with one player marking their movements on a pad representing the board, on which the hunters search for their prey, but features new equipment, hunters, game board and agents.

You can read the full press release about Specter Ops: Broken Covenant on Plaid Hat’s website here.

Plaid Hat Games has announced a new game in the Specter Ops universe, Crossfire by Emerson Matsuuchi. In Crossfire, players join the struggle between Raxxon and A.R.K. trying to either kill or save a Raxxon VIP. Players are divided into two teams of assassins and agents, and need to use deduction, social skills, and their limited information to figure out who among the crowd of bystanders is the VIP, and whose side each player is on. After three minutes of play, players need to decide on one person to shoot. If the VIP is still standing, the Agents win, otherwise the assassins win. But be careful, because anyone who accidentally shot a bystander automatically loses.

Crossfire is due to be released this summer. You can read the full news article on Crossfire here.

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Plaid Hat Games has just announced that Specter Ops: Shadow of Babel, featured at Gen Con 2014, is now available for pre-order!

Specter Ops is the ultimate stealth action game. On one side, a lone A.R.K. agent infiltrates a Raxxon facility, seeking to retrieve three mission targets and escape alive. Equipped with unique skills and tools, the agent moves in secret.  On the other side, two or more genetically enhanced Raxxon hunters, alerted to the intruder’s presence, take no prisoners as they attempt to eliminate the A.R.K. agent before a successful escape. Super-human mutations and keen coordination aid them in their duty to destroy Raxxon’s enemies.

Specter Ops was designed by Emerson Matsuuchi and is for 2-5 players, ages 9+, and plays in 60-120 minutes.  For more information on Specter Ops: Shadow of Babel and pre-order information, visit Plaid Hat Games’ website HERE.

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Plaid Hat Games has announced a new sci-fi board game, Specter Ops.  Designed by Emerson Matsuuchi (Volt: Robot Battle Arena, Cipher Ops), this stealth ops game is set to release in 2015.  If you will be at BGGcon this week in Dallas, Texas, look for the preview that will be at the show.

A secret agent of A.R.K. has infiltrated a top secret Raxxon facility, attempting to complete three mission objectives before they escape.  But they are hunted by genetically modified Raxxon Hunters.  Players can chose which side they wish to join.

According to ICv2, the game will come with…

 4 Agent figures, 4 Hunter figures, 4 Agent character cards, 4 Raxxon Hunter character cards, 4 Secret Role cards, 4 unique Agent equipment cards, 8 generic equipment cards, 1 Occupy Vehicle card, 23 tokens, 2 6-Sided dice, a game board, a rulebook, and a movement sheets pad.  The game is for 2-5 players, ages 9 and up, and plays in 1-2 hours.